Mac Miller’s family announces details about posthumous album

Mac Miller's posthumous album, "Circles," will be released Jan. 17, according to a post on the late rapper's Instagram account.

Miller, 26, was working on "Circles," the followup album to "Swimming," when he died Sept. 7, 2018, in California, Rolling Stone reported. "Swimming," Miller's final studio album, was released Aug. 3, 2018.

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Miller’s family wrote that the concept for the new album had been “Swimming in Circles,” which was supposed to have a distinct, complementary sound to “Swimming,” the magazine reported.

"This is a complicated process that has no right answer," Miller's family wrote on Instagram. "We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it."

Miller's estate began approving posthumous releases of the rapper's music in June 2019, NBC News reported. The singles "Time," with Free Nationals and Kali Uchis, and "That's Life," with 88-Keys and SIA, have also been released, according to NBC News.

"We are left to imagine where Malcolm was going and to appreciate where he was," Miller's family wrote on Instagram. "We hope you take the time to listen. The look on his face when everyone was listening said it all."

Miller was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home in September 2018. His death was ruled an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl, NBC News reported.

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